Answering The Atheist
February 22, 2004 / Volume 4, Issue 9
THE ATHEIST'S COMPLAINT:
Who was Abijam's maternal grandmother? Was it Abishalom (1 Kings 15:2) or was it Uriel (2 Chronicles 13:1-2)? Is there a contradiction?
If the questioner is looking for the maternal grandmother of Abijam, it would seem to be Uriel (2 Chronicles 13:1-2). Does that mean that 1 Kings 15:2 is in error? No. This text reveals the maternal grandfather of Abijam, Abishalom (or as he is more commonly called, Absalom).
Notice the family tree of Abijam (Abijah):
There is no contradiction.
This article is a response to Skeptic's Annotated Bible